Immerse yourself in Kilmartin

Kilmartin is an area brimming with historic wonders. This beautiful glen in mid Argyll is one of Scotland’s richest and most important prehistoric landscapes. Within six miles of Kilmartin village there are over 350 ancient monuments, including cairns, standing stones and stones circles. The Iron Age Dunadd Fortis an enthralling place to visit.

Kilmartin offers some wonderful walking. And with so many fascinating sites concentrated in such a small area, Kilmartin Glen is easily explored on foot. Watch out for wildlife when you’re out and about. This wild and sparsely populated region is a haven for all sorts of animals and birds, including red squirrels, pine martens and birds of prey.

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Everything there is to see and do in Kilmartin

About Argyll Walking Holidays

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Enjoy high-quality, personal walking holidays and hiking tours in beautiful but undiscovered parts of Argyll and The Isles and beyond.

Ardentinny Beach and Forest Walks

Dunoon and Cowal

Beaches and islands

Ardentinny Beach is a lovely picnic spot, and popular with families. It's part of the Argyll Forest park, and there are some lovely easy trails, some which are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Ardkinglas House & Gardens

Dunoon and Cowal

Landmarks and attractions

Ascog Castle

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

The ruined Ascog Castle, on the shores of Ascog Loch near Tighnabruaich in Argyll's Secret Coast, dates back to the 15th century.

Benmore Botanic Garden

Dunoon and Cowal

Gardens

Benmore with its magnificent mountainside setting is a joy to behold.

Bikepacking Wild About Argyll Trail

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

The Wild About Argyll Trail provides an amazing cycling adventure on gravel tracks, forest roads, singletrail, quiet roads and cycle paths to discover Scotland's Adventure Coast.

Castle House Museum

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Castle House Museum is an historic building set in gardens opposite Dunoon Pier.

Castle Lachlan

Dunoon and Cowal

Landmarks and attractions

Castle Lachlan lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, near Newton.

Cormonachan Woodlands

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

This lovely woodland sit on the west shore of Loch Goil half way between Lochgoilhead and Carrick Castle in Argyll Forest Park.

Loch Lomond & Cowal Way

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

The Loch Lomond & Cowal Way, is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. It runs for 57 miles (92 km) across the Cowal Peninsula, starting at Portavadie on Loch Fyne and ending at Inveruglas on Loch Lomond shore.

The Majestic Line

Dunoon and Cowal

Sailing and boating

Over the past 15 years The Majestic Line has established small-ship cruising on the west coast of Scotland and are knowledgeable and passionate about the wonderful coastline and waters of Argyll and the Isles.

Ostel Bay

Dunoon and Cowal

Beaches and islands

This crescent-shaped sweep of sand is the jewel in the crown of Argyll’s Secret Coast.

DC Marine Boat Trips

Dunoon and Cowal

Tours, trips and trails

Join ex-naval commander Donald Clark on board his refurbished fishing boat Morag for spectacular views of Argyll’s Secret Coast from the sea.

Dunan’s Castle

Dunoon and Cowal

Landmarks and attractions

Dunans Castle sits at the head of Glendaruel. The seat of the Clan Fletcher, the historic structure was shown on maps as far back as 1590.

Dunoon to Portavadie Cycle

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

National Route 75 of the National Cycle Network connects Leith with Portavadie and Tarbert via Edinburgh, Glasgow and the ferries between Gourock and Dunoon.

Glen Donich Trail

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

The Glen Donich Trail is a 2.5 mile circular Forestry Commission route at Lochgoilhead.

Glenbranter Forest

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

Glenbranter Forest is part of the Argyll Forest Park, a magnificent stretch of rugged hill country

Gruffalo Trail

Dunoon and Cowal

Family activities

The Gruffalo Trail, set within Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, Cairndow, is fantastic fun for kids of all ages.

Puck’s Glen

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

Puck's Glen, just outside Dunoon, is a magical woodland world.

Quadmania

Dunoon and Cowal

Adventure

Quadmania is based on 2000 acres overlooking Loch Long, in a beautiful setting for 5-star activities to remember.

Kilmodan Stones

Dunoon and Cowal

Landmarks and attractions

Discover this group of fascinating historic west Highland carved grave slabs.

Kyles of Bute Golf Course

Dunoon and Cowal

Golf

The Kyles of Bute course offers truly panoramic views across the water to the Island of Bute.

Strachur Park

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

Strachur Park was originally laid out in 1789, and covers some four hundred acres of pasture broken up by stately avenues and stands of mature trees - mostly limes, beeches and Scots firs.

Forests and woodlands of Argyll

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

Follow this journey to discover some of Argyll’s finest forests and extraordinary ‘heritage trees’, including the tallest tree in the UK.

Five Ferries

Dunoon and Cowal

Tours, trips and trails

The Five Ferries is a unique circular route that takes in some of Argyll’s most stunning peninsulas and sea lochs, as well as the lovely Isle of Bute.

Cycle Cowal - a pedaller's paradise

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

Tighnabruaich Gallery

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Tig Gallery is a fantastic art gallery sitting at the heart of the seaside village of Tighnabruaich on Argyll's Secret Coast.

Tom a'Chuig Trail

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Tom a'Chuig Trail is a 3.5 mile Forestry Commission trail that has a bit of everything, magnificent views across the River Goil

Wilder Ways

Dunoon and Cowal

Horseriding

Wilder Ways offers a range of trail-riding experiences. There’s something for all level and ability of rider.

Tighnabruaich Sailing School

Dunoon and Cowal

Sailing and boating

Portavadie Spa & Leisure

Dunoon and Cowal

Sailing and boating

Ardlamont Loop Cycle

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

This ten-mile loop around Ardlamont on Argyll's Secret Coast is one all the family can tackle.

Portavadie & Ascog Loop Cycle

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

This cycle route near Portavadie may be short, but it’s a gem. It offers stunning scenery, epic views, a loch, a ruined castle and some great, but not too challenging, off-road riding.

The Bealach Maim Cycle

Dunoon and Cowal

Cycling and mountain biking

This circular ride may be only 30 miles in length but it's only one for fit cyclists. It includes the forebodingly named, frighteningly steep, and undeniably challenging Bealach Maim.

Tighnabruaich Back Road Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

This is a short walk takes you high above Tighnabruaich along the Back Road and returns along the shorefront. It gives you amazing elevated views.

Carry Farm Shore Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

This circular walk around Carry Point is a cracker, with magnificent views of Bute, Inchmarnock and Arran, a flock of Hebridean sheep and some fabulous wildlife.

Glenan Wood

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Walk through Glenan Wood, a 146 hectares of ancient woodland on ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ on the Cowal Peninsula.

Kilfinan Community Forest

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Kilfinan Community Forest is a wonderful woodland environment to explore, with a range of walks and wildlife to discover.

Millhouse to Ostel Bay Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

This is a wonderful walk that will take you along forest track, rough woodland path and fields to beautiful Ostel Bay.

Rhubaan to Caladh Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

This is a lovely, all-ability walk for the family. It’s part of the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way, a 57-mile long-distance walk which runs the length of the Cowal Peninsula.

Stillaig Loop Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

This walk has got everything: stunning coastal views, wildlife, standing stones, a beach and loads of wide open space. What’s more, you’ll probably have it all to yourself.

Barr Nan Damh Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Barr Nan Damh is a little hump of a hill that rises up behind Glenan Wood near Portavadie. The walk up to the summit is short and steep but the panoramic pay-off makes it well worth the effort.

Kyles of Bute Golf Course Walks

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

There are several lovely walks that start at the Kyles of Bute Golf Course above Kames.

Glenan Bay

Dunoon and Cowal

Beaches and islands

Glenan Bay is a wild and rugged pebbled beach with magnificent views across Loch Fyne.

Otter Bay

Dunoon and Cowal

Beaches and islands

Otter Bay must have one of the finest views in the west. The huge Otter spit stretches right out into the loch and is always teeming with birdlife.

Colintraive Community Garden & Heritage Centre

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Kilfinan Parish Church

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Millhouse Gunpowder Works

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

The village of Millhouse was home to a thriving gunpowder mill. Production at Millhouse started in 1839 and ran until 1921. At its peak, the Mill comprised around 40 buildings in total.

Sunsets on Argyll's Secret Coast

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

Sailing on Argyll's Secret Coast

Dunoon and Cowal

Sailing and boating

Scenery, wild life, protective hills, deep water, silent anchorages, relaxed tides, no crowds; Argyll’s Secret Coast is Scotland at its best and perfect for sailing.

Fly Fishing on The Ruel

Dunoon and Cowal

Fishing and country sports

The River Ruel, which flows through beautiful area of Glendaruel, provides wonderful salmon and seatrout fishing.

Kyles of Bute Angling Club

Dunoon and Cowal

Fishing and country sports

Fly fish for brown and rainbow trout on three stocked lochs set amidst wild and beautiful scenery near Tighnabruaich, Argyll. Fish on Ascog Loch and the Powder Dam Lochs. Visitor Permits are available daily, weekly and monthly from Kames Post Office, Royal and Lochan and Portavadie Marina.

Botanica at The Barn

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Enjoy locally roasted coffee and the very best of local produce at this lovely rural cafe.

Portavadie Cafés & Restaurants

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Eat at Kames Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Eat at Kilfinan Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Dine on good, honest food using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

The Oystercatcher

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the east banks of Loch Fyne at Otter Ferry. The location is pretty unbeatable, as it sits right on the beach looking out over the loch.

Evanachan Farm

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Pick up seasonal organic produce from Evanachan Farm, eggs, fresh flowers, jams, chutneys and Fi's cheese made with milk from her Jersey cows.

Kames Village Store

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Kames Village Store is a traditional grocers based in the heart of Kames on Argyll’s Secret Coast.

Argyll Coffee Roasters

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Shellfield Farm

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Caladh Estate & Lily Pond

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Eilean Dearg

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Glenan Deserted Village

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Carry Farm

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Carry Farm sits in 60 acres of coastal wilderness on the Kyles of Bute about two miles south of Kames. It’s an idyllic spot for a self-catering holiday. You can also enjoy The dairy Gallery

Kames Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Kilfinan Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Portavadie, Loch Fyne

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Portavadie provides stunning four- and five-star holiday accommodation right on the banks of Loch Fyne.

Evanachan Cottage

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Tregortha B & B

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Tregortha is a traditional stone-built Victorian villa from the 19th century in the village of Tighnabruaich.

Acharossan House

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

This beautifully renovated 18th-century Georgian laird’s house provides luxury self-catering accommodation for eleven.

Allt Beag

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Set on a hillside in the seaside village of Tighnabruaich, Argyll, it’s an elegant, detached self-catering holiday house that sleeps eight.

Ardlamont House

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Craigard Cottage

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Argyll Self Catering Holidays

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Argyll Self-Catering Holidays hand picks the best holiday cottages across Argyll.

Home Farm Cottages

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

The seven pretty holiday cottages at Home Farm at Glendaruel sit in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel.

Douglas Park Guest House

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

This elegant Victorian Villa has a perfect position on the seafront in the village of Kirn only one mile from Dunoon town centre.

The Snug

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Heathfield Villa

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Walkers Home & Garden Centre

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Strone Inn

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

SGE Argyll Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Abbots Brae Hotel

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Romantically secluded accommodation set in the tranquil seaside village of Dunoon.

Rosscairn Guest House

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Feorag Lodge

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

The Creggans Inn

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

The Whistlefield Inn

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Sea Drift Pottery Studio

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Sea Drift Pottery is a pottery workshop situated at the back of the Holy Loch Marina in Sandbank, near Dunoon. The ceramic pieces are handmade using a potters wheel and sold both locally and throughout Scotland in various galleries.

Benmore Café and Shop

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Golf in Dunoon

Dunoon and Cowal

Golf

The 51st State Bar & Grill and La Cantina

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Wreckspeditions Dive Charters Ltd

Dunoon and Cowal

Watersports and diving

Fancy taking a powerboat ride on the Clyde or scuba diving some of the oldest shipwrecks in Scotland? Wreckspeditions offer several RIB ride options including trips to the famous Sugar Wreck.

Blairmore Gallery

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

Sells locally made, Scottish art and handmade crafts as well as homemade soup and scones.

Holy Loch Marina

Dunoon and Cowal

Sailing and boating

Thistle Guest House

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Undercliff B&B

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Castle Lachlan Self Catering

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Ardentinny to Carrick Castle Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Steeple Hill from Lochgoilhead Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Beinn Ruadh Hill Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Drimsynie Circular Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

The Donich Falls Circular Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Ben Donich Hill Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Beinn Mhor Hill Walk

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Toward Walks

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Argyll Forest Park

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Kilmun Arboretum

Dunoon and Cowal

Walking and climbing

Go Active Hunters Quay

Dunoon and Cowal

Adventure

Dunoon Burgh Hall

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Auchinbreck Farm

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

We are a small family business dedicated to the survival of rare breed pigs, sheep and goats. All of our animals are out door bred or free range and fed the highest quality food. We supply quality restaurants in Argyll with free range pork - from whole pigs to pork belly & trotters.

Winston Churchill Venison

Dunoon and Cowal

Food and drink

A very small, family run business that takes great pride in all that they do. Located in an Argyllshire forest, very near to Dunoon with breath taking views into Glen Kin and Kilmun hills across the Holy Loch.

Blairmore Gallery and Coffee Shop

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Blairmore Gallery and coffee shop sells locally made, Scottish art and handmade crafts as well as homemade soup and scones.

Holy Loch Pottery

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Historic Kilmun

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

The Argyll Mausoelum is located adjacent to Kilmun Church in the village of Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland on the shores of the Holy Loch. The history of Scotland has been associated with this area for thousands of years.

Caol Ruadh, Scotland’s Sculpture Park

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Scottish Sculpture Park at Caol Ruadh (pronounced ‘col ru’) tucked away on the Kyles of Bute on Argyll’s secret coast, is a unique outdoor gallery promoting and selling contemporary sculpture created in Scotland.

Cedarbank Studio

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Living by the Scottish National Park, influenced by the ever-changing weather, surrounded by rugged coastlines and overlooking the sea; Cedarbank Studio produces pieces which shout about everything that is special in this corner of the world.

David Atherton

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Following training in Manchester and London I have been employed within the field of arts and education for over 35 years, continually exhibiting work and participating in residencies worldwide.

Frank and Anne Stephenson

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

My fully integrated glass studio was formerly the coach house stables. I work with all aspects of fused and stained glass.

Fyne Wood

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

At Fynewood, starting with locally sourced trees and using our sawmill, we produce timber for local sale and use in our creations: furniture, log structures, home accessories, gifts, signs and the amazing unique World Woods Library.

Guy Elder

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Exploring the Soul and Strength of Wood, creating one of a kind unique sculptures and structures in Scottish hard woods.

Juno Design Gallery

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Visit us in Dunoon, on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula. Enjoy our pleasant surroundings where you will find our extensive range of gifts, jewellery, crafts, paintings & prints, many of which are made in Scotland.

Queens Hall Dunoon

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

A newly refurbished multipurpose building boasts our main event hall which can hold numbers up to 1000 standing, 700 seated and standing and up to 500 seated for concerts and other varied events. Weddings and private parties can also be arranged on request.

Kilmodan Sculptured Stones

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

The Kilmodan Sculptured Stones comprise nine late-medieval West Highland grave slabs and one post-Reformation grave slab from 1636. An 11th stone was believed to be the head of the medieval Cross of Garvie, but is now thought to be a stone pillar worn to its present shape by its use as a tethering post.

Orains

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Orains is the art and design partnership between Pieter van der Werf and Fiona Page. We create textile art made by hand with Scottish wool and natural dyes only on the shores of the Kyles of Bute NSA.

Sea Drift Pottery

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Sea Drift Pottery is a small pottery workshop hidden away in the Holy Loch Marina. Small batches of ceramics are made to order on the pottery wheel and are decorated with layers of coloured clays and glazes to evoke the surrounding shorelines and hillsides. These ceramics are mostly sent out to galleries and shops in Argyll and beyond but there is a selection of work to view and buy at the studio.

Seatree

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

We create from clay and driftwood, with our own poetry, simple beautiful things inspired by the landscapes, light and life in Argyll. You are welcome to visit or take part in a pottery workshop.

Stewart Craig Photography

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Turmeau Jewellery

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

I make one off, hand crafted Sterling silver jewellery with various gemstones, from diamonds to agates. Mostly commissions work these days but have jewellery at a few select places in Cowal. I offer 1 day workshops, come and make yourself a wee piece of silver jewellery, with my help. Im fast approaching a 1/2 century on this planet, live in beautiful Cowal and have a husband and 2 dogs. If my A frame is outside Im in! Or a quick phone call to check.

Woollyhatz

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Machine knitted and hand crocheted hats and accessories made in Scotland

Kenneth Steven

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Kenneth Steven is the son of writing parents. He grew up in Highland Perthshire in the heart of Scotland, and now lives in Argyll on the country’s west coast; it’s these landscapes that have inspired the lion’s share of both his poetry and prose.

Bill Williamson

Dunoon and Cowal

Music, art and culture

Glenfinart Walled Garden

Dunoon and Cowal

Gardens

Strachur Smiddy and Craftshop

Dunoon and Cowal

History and heritage

Strachur Smiddy is probably unique in two respects at least. Firstly, for most of its operational life, it was in the hands of the Montgomery family, spanning four generations of village blacksmiths. Secondly, the contents have remained virtually untouched since the day of closure, thus providing a unique record of the technology of the blacksmith and his craft.

Fairy Trail

Dunoon and Cowal

Wildlife and nature

The Fairy trail is a new feature at the Ardkinglas Estate, where elves and fairies have decided to make their home. It is fantastic fun for kids of all ages.

Dunoon and District Angling Club

Dunoon and Cowal

Fishing and country sports

Forest Holidays, Ardgartan, Argyll

Dunoon and Cowal

Accommodation

Dunollie Castle and the 1745 House

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

For more than 1000 years, the Clan Chiefs and Lords of Lorn ruled large areas of Argyll and the Isles from Dunollie.

Ardmaddy Garden

Oban and Lorn

Gardens

Ardmaddy Garden near Oban is in a spectacular setting, with woodland garden, a walled garden and a woodland walk.

Argyll Sea Kayak Trail

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail is 150km long and offers some of the best sea kayaking in Europe.

Atlantic Islands Centre

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Atlantic Islands Centre is a visitor & community centre situated on the beautiful Isle of Luing, just 35 minutes from Oban.

Ballachuan Hazelwood

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Ballachuan Hazelwood on the Island of Seil cloaks a low ridge overlooking Cuan Sound.

Basking Shark Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Come and swim with Scotland's biggest fish! Basking Shark Scotland is the only dedicated basking shark tour operator based from Oban.

Beinn Lora Forest Walks and Viewpoint

Oban and Lorn

Walking and climbing

Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Once a place of fire and fury, the most complete charcoal-fuelled ironworks in Britain are now tranquil.

Bridge Over the Atlantic

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

The island of Seil separated from mainland Argyll by the thinnest of channels, which is spanned by a delightful humpback bridge.

Castle Coeffin

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Castle Coeffin is a handsome ruin on the island of Lismore.

Coastal Connections

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Head to the islands and spot wildlife with Coastal Connections. .

McCaig's Tower

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

McCaig’s Tower is a prominent landmark in Oban, overlooking the bay and distillery with spectacular views to the islands.

National Kayak School

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Oban is one of the premier Sea Kayaking destinations in the world with numerous sheltered areas for beginners and tide races for experts all against a backdrop of superb scenery and wildlife.

Oban Cycles

Oban and Lorn

Cycling and mountain biking

Oban Cycles is your first stop for hires, sales and repairs. They have a large fleet of hire bikes and a fully equipped workshop.

Oban Distillery

Oban and Lorn

Distilleries and breweries

Oban Distillery is one of Scotland's oldest sources of single malt scotch whisky and is but a stone's throw from the sea.

Oban Marina

Oban and Lorn

Sailing and boating

Oban Marina is perfectly situated at the gateway to the inner hebrides on the picturesque Isle of Kerrera.

Oban Pheonix Cinema

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Oban Phoenix Cinema is a cinema and events venue open seven days and offers a full programme of films and much more.

Oban War and Peace Museum

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

Oban's War and Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.

Ocean Explorer Centre

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Discover how the marine world works at the Ocean Explorer Centre at Dunstaffnage, situated three miles north of Oban.

Dalmally Golf Course

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Dalmally Golf Course is a beautiful and peaceful nine- hole course set among stunning Argyll scenery.

Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Dunstaffnage Castle is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland. It guards the seaward approach from the Firth of Lorn to the Pass of Brander – and thereby the heart of Scotland.

Dunstaffnage Marina

Oban and Lorn

Sailing and boating

Dunstaffnage Marina is located on the shores of Dunstaffnage Bay overlooking Dunstaffnage Castle at the entrance to Loch Etive.

Fearnoch Forest

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Fearnoch is a lovely, quiet woodland near Taynuilt and is ideal for a stroll, cycle or horse-ride.

Fly Scenic Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Argyll with Fly Scenic Scotland.

Food From Argyll at the Pier

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

Food From Argyll at the Pier is a cafe on the busy South Pier in the Ferry Terminal in Oban focused on promoting and serving high quality food and drink sourced from Argyll.

Glasdrum Wood

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Glasdrum Wood near Creagan Bridge is one of Scotland's National Nature Reserves.

Glencruitten Golf Course

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Glencruitten Golf Course is James Braid's hidden gem nestling among the hills of Glencruitten Estate on the outskirts of Oban, Argyll.

Gylen Castle

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

This stunning castle on the southern part of the island of Kerrera juts dramatically into the sky on the tip of a promontory overlooking the Firth of Lorne.

Hebrides Cruising

Oban and Lorn

Sailing and boating

Cruise some of Argyll & The Isles’ most spectacular waters with Hebrides Cruises.

Kinlochlaich Gardens

Oban and Lorn

Gardens

These wonderful gardens surround the historic Kinlochlaich House and are open for all to enjoy.

Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

You'll find a museum, a rebuilt cottars cottage, a gift shop and a cafe at the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre.

Luing Bike Hire

Oban and Lorn

Cycling and mountain biking

Luing Bike Hire offers bicycles to hire for adults and children. T

Slate Islands Heritage Trust

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

The Slate Islands Heitage Centre is on Seil, a small island separated from the mainland only by the thinnest of sea channels which is spanned by Clachan Bridge, popularly known as the 'Bridge over the Atlantic'.

St Hilda Sea Adventures

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

St Hilda Sea Adventures provides small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. The cruises, among the breathtakingly beautiful islands, sea lochs and mountains of the Inner and Outer Hebrides, are truly unforgettable adventures for all ages.

Taynuilt Golf Club

Oban and Lorn

Golf

Taynuilt Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole parkland course which was founded in 1987. The course is surrounded by majestic scenery located close to the base of Ben Cruachan and with stunning views up Loch Etive.

Seafreedom

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Seafreedom is a mobile sea kayak resource based near Oban. They provide sea kayak instruction, coaching, guided day trips, tours and rental.

Seafari Adventures

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Seafari Adventures are Oban's 5* Visit Scotland marine wildlife tour operator. Based in Easdale, 16 miles south of Oban, they have a fleet of powerful RIBs which are purpose designed and built to ensure you maximum viewing opportunities.

West Highland Line

Oban and Lorn

Tours, trips and trails

Travel by rail from Glasgow to Oban on the West Highland Line. It’s a truly stunning journey up the west coast of Scotland taking in lush glens, soaring hills and tranquil lochs.

Sea Kayak Scotland

Oban and Lorn

Kayaking and canoeing

Sea Kayak Scotland is based on the beautiful Isle of Seil, which has a bridge to the mainland, 30 minutes from Oban.

Shian Wood

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Shian Wood is an ancient semi-natural woodland typical of the Atlantic coast of Scotland.

Stramash

Oban and Lorn

Adventure

Stramash Social Enterprise offers adventure activity sessions seven days a week, all year round, in sea kayaking, coasteering, canoeing, archery, canyoning, bushcraft and dinghy sailing.

Sutherland's Grove

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Sutherland's Grove is range of woodland walks and cycle routes through a diverse landscape of gigantic fir trees, crashing waterfalls and ancient oakwoods.

Castle Stalker

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Oban Chocolate Company

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

St Conan’s Kirk

Oban and Lorn

Landmarks and attractions

Sitting on the banks of Loch Awe near Oban, St Conan’s Kirk is an enchanting kirk, steeped in a family history, unconventional approaches to design and magical stories.

The View Oban

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

We run regular ceilidhs to give you a true insight to the fascinating music and culture of Scotland. Our expert guides will give you the ultimate Highland experience, and an unforgettable evening of fun and friendship.

Oban Walking Tours

Oban and Lorn

Walking and climbing

Inverawe Smokehouse

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

Inverawe Smokehouses delivers the very best Scottish smoked salmon, trout and gourmet hampers worldwide with the high service values of a traditional family business.

Argyll Hill Lamb

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

Argyll Hill Lamb is a co-operative formed by a number of farmers across Argyll & the Islands including mainland Argyll, Mull, Islay and Coll, in an effort to market their product to a wider audience.

Puffer Foods

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

The Puffer Food Company offer a range of award winning, handmade preserves created by professional chefs from the tiny island of Easdale, in the heart of Argyll.

Highland Fold Ice Cream

Oban and Lorn

Food and drink

Highland Fold Ice Cream is a family run business based on Achinreir Farm in Barcaldine in Argyll. Our ice cream is made on the farm using milk from our Highland cows. The cows are hand milked daily and continue to run with their calves.

Kintail Birds of Prey Argyll Falconry Experiences

Oban and Lorn

Wildlife and nature

Get a hands on falconry flying experience flying Scottish birds overlooking the beautiful Loch Awe.

Ardhattan Priory

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Ardchattan Parish Archive

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Oban Music Society

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Orsay Gift Shop

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

We're an independent gift shop in the beautiful coastal town of Oban on the west of Scotland, famous for McCaig's tower, glorious sunsets & of course, Oban whisky

Rockfield Centre

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

The Rockfield Centre is a new community-owned cultural space at the heart of Oban. We currently operate our programme of activity from small huts on site while the main building is redeveloped

Kintaline Farm

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Historic Kilbride

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

Kilbride comprises a ruined prayer house and the Memorial Burial Aisle of Clan MacDougall, in a picturesque Glen just south of Oban

Luing History Group

Oban and Lorn

History and heritage

Luing History Group has its own permanent display space in the Atlantic Islands Centre. Themed displays are changed at intervals during the year, but at any one time several themes will be on display. A separate study area is provided for genealogical and local history research.

St Mary’s Space

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

A unique church recording studio, creative space, wedding venue & Airbnb nestled in the trees at the foot of a Scottish mountain.

Stephen Eccles

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Working with images and having fun doing it. Also part of Bookends literary festival and pop-ups, Benderloch.

The Lighthouse - Appin Craft Shop

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

We are a local arts & craft shop/gallery, tourist information and coffee shop. We specialise in crafts & arts, mostly locally made and from around Scotland. Our products are unique and of high quality, most of them one-off and we display arts & crafts from over 120 local and Scottish artists and crafters

Made in Argyll

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Made in Argyll is a small shop situated in Oban.

Fiona MacRae

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Fiona grew up in Argyll , studied painting at Glasgow School of Art graduating in 2000 and has since had a full time career in painting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally mainly in group shows , with three solo shows to date, Zurich, an Tobar ,Mull, and Galanthus gallery.

Corran Halls

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Oban’s premier live entertainment, conference, and wedding venue. As a multifunctional facility, the hall offers the perfect setting for a wide range of events and is completely flexible in catering for your specific needs. We can cater for events and functions of all sizes and types for both business and private individuals, including weddings, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training courses and any other social events..

Wilma Mackenzie Luckenbooth Gallery

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Scottish Metal And Wood Crafts

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Seumas MacFadyen of Benderloch is a skilled craftsman in wood and metal

Sheila Quillin

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Sculptures that bring out the hidden beauty of the wood, asking to be picked up, handled and held, each piece is a unique, inspired by the natural world. There is a contract between me and the wood, I picked it up because I saw something in it and want to explore it, because my eyes have witnessed the movement, my hands remember and know the turns.

The Georgian Forge

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Are you looking for an experienced blacksmith to provide you with the highest quality of forged ironwork? Contact The Georgian Forge for traditional blacksmith services. We serve customers across Oban, Dalmally and the surrounding areas.

Deborah Gray

Oban and Lorn

Music, art and culture

Hello! I teach spinning, natural dyeing and knitting and have over 35 years' experience. I teach individuals and small groups in my own base and elsewhere. I am a regular guest tutor at Shetland Wool Week and new for 2018 at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I have also taught over 20 workshops in different parts of Italy. In summer 2018 I was Artist in Residence at the Icelandic Textile Centre in Blonduos, Iceland.

Comar

Mull and Iona

Music, art and culture

Comar is a multi-arts organisation that produces, presents and develops creative work on the island of Mull.

Duart Castle

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

Ben More, Mull

Mull and Iona

Walking and climbing

This grand, rocky mountain provides a a fantastic viewpoint for scores of islands dotted around the Minches.

Calgary Bay and Calgary Woods Art in Nature

Mull and Iona

Beaches and islands

This is arguably the best beach on Mull, if not Scotland.

Carsaig Arches

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

This coastal walk on Mull to the impressive sea arches at Carsaig is well worth the effort.

Craignure Golf Club

Mull and Iona

Golf

Craignure Golf Club is situated on the shore of Scallastle Bay, a mile and a half north of the ferry port at Craignure on Mull.

MacCulloch's Fossil Tree

Mull and Iona

Wildlife and nature

MacCulloch's Fossil Tree is a geological wonder at the western tip of the Ardmeanach Peninsula on Mull.

MacKinnon's Cave

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

MacKinnon's Cave, near Gribrun on the west coast of the Isle of Mull, is thought to be the longest sea cave in all the Hebrides.

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull and Iona

Wildlife and nature

Join eagle experts or a ranger-led visit to discover Mull’s white-tailed eagles – Britain’s largest and most impressive bird of prey.

Mull Electrical Bike Hire

Mull and Iona

Cycling and mountain biking

Explore the beauty of Mull and Iona up close with power assisted bikes.

The Mull & Iona Food Trail

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

The Mull & Iona Food Trail features around 30 producers, places to eat, farm shops and producers markets. Look out for our map/leaflet and use it to guide you round the island producers and suppliers who use island produce.

Mull Museum

Mull and Iona

History and heritage

This fantastic little museum is crammed with information and captures the fascinating history of Mull.

Iona Abbey and Nunnery

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

Iona Abbey, on the beautiful island of Iona just off Mull, is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites.

Iona Heritage Centre

Mull and Iona

History and heritage

Learn about life on Iona over the last few centuries at this excellent local history museum.

Isle of Ulva

Mull and Iona

Beaches and islands

The tiny island of Ulva sits just off the west coast of Mull.

Ross of Mull Historical Centre

Mull and Iona

History and heritage

The village of Bunessan in the south of Mull is home to the Ross of Mull Historical Centre, a cottage museum by a ruined mill that houses displays on local history, geology, archaeology, genealogy and wildlife.

Lochbuie Stone Circle

Mull and Iona

History and heritage

This small and well preserved stone circle sits in a stunning location overlooked by Ben Buie at the southern end of Mull.

Lochbuie to Carsaig Coastal Walk

Mull and Iona

Walking and climbing

This is a superb shore walk on rough terrain with fantastic views of the cliffs.

Lip na Cloiche Garden & Nursery

Mull and Iona

Gardens

The garden is situated on a steep hillside on the north-west coast of the Isle of Mull, with stunning views over to the Isle of Ulva, the Treshnish Islands and Ben More.

Tobermory Distillery

Mull and Iona

Distilleries and breweries

Established in 1798, Tobermory is the only distillery on the island and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland.

An island hopping adventure to Mull, Iona, Coll & Tiree.

Mull and Iona

Beaches and islands

Take a few days to discover the islands of Mull, Iona, Coll and Tiree and go on your very own island-hopping adventure.

Connecting ten Argyll castles

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

This journey takes in ten of Argyll’s most magnificent castles. Follow the trail through the region and see some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery along the way.

St Columba’s Bay

Mull and Iona

Beaches and islands

St Columba’s Bay at the south end of Iona. It’s believed to be the place where St Columba and his fellow monks landed on Iona in 563.

Staffa

Mull and Iona

Landmarks and attractions

Staffa is an unspoilt and uninhabited island best known for its magnificent basalt columns and spectacular sea caves. The most famous of these is Fingal’s Cave.

Tobermory Golf Course

Mull and Iona

Golf

Tobermory Golf Course is a nine-hole course set on the cliff tops above Tobermory Bay on the beautiful island of Mull.

Mull Aquarium

Mull and Iona

Wildlife and nature

Mull Aquarium contains fascinating exhibits about the area’s marine heritage.

Turus Mara

Mull and Iona

Tours, trips and trails

Staffa, Treshnish Isles and Iona are just a few of the islands visited with Turus Mara wildlife trips.

Ulva

Mull and Iona

Beaches and islands

The tiny island of Ulva sits just off the west coast of the Isle of Mull, and makes a great day trip.

Tobermory Fish Company

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull, was founded as a fishing port in 1788. It has the most attractive harbour on the west coast of Scotland. It was under this highland backdrop that the Goldie family founded The Tobermory Fish Company in 1971. The Company is still run as a family business, with their own smokehouse and fish shop.

Glengorm Farm

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

Mull Slaughter House

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

Mull Slaughterhouse provides a slaughtering and butchery facility for the Isle of Mull and surrounding local area. It also sells local meats and generally has a frozen stock of beef, venison and sometimes lamb.They make and sell burgers, sausages, lorne, beef olives and black pudding.

Isle of Mull Cheese

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

Isle of Mull Cheese is an Artisan Cheese made on a Family Farm just outside Tobermory.

Island Bakery

Mull and Iona

Food and drink

Bakers of deliciously indulgent organic biscuits from the Isle of Mull.

An Iodhlann

Coll and Tiree

History and heritage

An Iodhlann is Tiree's historical centre. It offers an overview of Tiree’s long history, presented as a lively display.

Balephetrish Bay

Coll and Tiree

Beaches and islands

Tiree's beaches will take your breath away. They fringe most of island, providing miles of clean, fine white sands, natural tidal paddling pools and great surfing, body-boarding and windsurfing for the adventurous. One of the loveliest is Balephetrish Bay on the north coast of the island, a two-mile arc of sand where you can watch waders feeding in the breakers and look out to Skye.

Ben Hogh

Coll and Tiree

Walking and climbing

Ben Hogh - though only 106m high - is the highest hill on Coll.

Coll RSPB Reserve

Coll and Tiree

Wildlife and nature

Discover this beautiful RSPB reserve on the south west end of the Island of Coll.

Dark Skies - Isle of Coll

Coll and Tiree

Wildlife and nature

The Island of Coll in the Inner Hebrides has been awarded the status of Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-sky Association.

Hynish Heritage Trail and Skerryvore Lighthouse

Coll and Tiree

History and heritage

The harbour and hamlet of Hynish, near Tiree's southern tip, was built in the 19th century to house workers and supplies for the construction of Skerryvore Lighthouse – Scotland’s tallest lighthouse.

Isle of Coll Photography, Workshops and Tours

Coll and Tiree

Beaches and islands

If you’re coming to Coll, why not explore this beautiful island through a bespoke photography workshop?

Teller of Tales Standing Stones

Coll and Tiree

History and heritage

The island of Coll is dotted with archaeological sites, including cairns, Iron Age forts and crannogs. Perhaps the most fascinating is the two Na Sgeulachan (Teller of Tales) standing stones found in the west at Totronald. They may have been used for astronomical purposes or they could have belonged to a temple.

Ringing Stone and Dun Mor Broch

Coll and Tiree

History and heritage

Tiree’s Ringing Stone is situated between Balephetrish and Vaul.

Argyll's top surf spots

Coll and Tiree

Watersports and diving

So grab your surf board, zip up that wetsuit and enjoy a surfing journey through Argyll and The Isles.

Ardbeg Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Follow your nose along the most famous road in the history of malt whisky and you’ll arrive at Ardbeg. It's a fantastic place to visit and there’s a range of tours available.

Ballivicar Farm Pony Trekking

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Horseriding

Ballivicar Farm offers pony trekking for all abilities, from the youngest riders to the most experienced.

Bunnahabhain Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Caol Ila Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Caol Ila is Gaelic for ‘sound of Islay’. The distillery’s name relates to its beautiful location.

Colonsay Golf Course

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Golf

Colonsay Golf Course is reputedly over 200 years old, having first been played on in 1775.

Colonsay House Gardens

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Gardens

Colonsay House Gardens on the island of Colonsay are considered to have one of the finest rhododendron collections in Scotland.

Colonsay & Oronsay Heritage Centre

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

History and heritage

This small heritage centre at Port Mòr on the western side of the island covers all aspects of Colonsay and Oransay's history.

Machir Bay

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Beaches and islands

Machir Bay is a beautiful two-mile long golden bay, backed by huge white sand dunes.

The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Golf

The Machrie takes its name from the Gaelic word machair, which means the links.

MacPhie Bagging

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Walking and climbing

MacPhie bagging is a fantastic way to explore the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay.

Museum of Islay Life

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

History and heritage

Museum of Islay Life has 10,000 years of Islay history on display!

The Oa RSPB Reserve

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Wildlife and nature

With rugged coastline and open moorland, the diversity of landscapes make The Oa Nature Reserve a real pleasure to visit.

Paps of Jura

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Walking and climbing

Climbing the Paps of Jura is a must for the experienced walker. The view from the three peaks is second to none.

Finlaggan

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Landmarks and attractions

Islay Natural History Centre

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Wildlife and nature

The Natural History Centre in Port Charlotte, Islay, is a fascinating place to visit.

Islay Brewery and Visitors Centre

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Visit the Islay Ales brewery on the beautiful Isle of Islay.

Islay Sea Adventures

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Tours, trips and trails

Join Islay Sea Adventures for a wildlife adventure! You'll experience another side of Islay that's only available from the sea.

Islay Studios Gallery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Music, art and culture

The Islay Studios Gallery showcases Mark Unsworth's fantastic photographs of Islay and features art by some of the best artists working on the west coast of Scotland.

Jura Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

On an island just 7 miles wide and 30 miles long, there is but one road, one hotel and one distillery.

Kilchoman Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Kilchoman is a farm distillery and the first to be built on Islay for 124 years.

Kiloran Bay

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Beaches and islands

This breath-taking beach on the island of Colonsay is one of Argyll’s finest and is relatively easily accessible.

Kildalton Cross

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Landmarks and attractions

The Kildalton Cross on Islay is a masterpiece of 8th-century religious art. It’s closely related to three major crosses in Iona – St John’s, St Martin’s and St Oran’s.

Kayak Wild Islay

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Kayaking and canoeing

Come to the inner Hebridean island of Islay for a sea kayaking adventure.

Lagavulin Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Lagavulin Distillery can be found sitting in the beautiful bay of Lagavulin at the south of Islay near the ruins of Dunyveg Castle

Laphroaig Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

For nearly 200 years a small team of dedicated islanders have worked in this distillery to create what is considered by some to be the most distinctive single malt in the world.

Loch Gruinart RSPB Reserve

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Wildlife and nature

Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Islay, the RSPB Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to see wildlife all year round.

The whisky coast

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Follow this journey across Argyll, from Campbeltown in Kintyre to the Hebridean island of Mull, to discover the region’s whiskies.

Islay Food Journey

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Food and drink

Islay is foodie heaven. You can feast on the finest local produce expertly prepared.

Sailing from Islay to Tiree

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Tours, trips and trails

Tea on the Beach at Inverlussa Bay

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Beaches and islands

You can savour the view and enjoy tea and cakes right on the beach thanks to Tea on the Beach, the world's only walkie-talkie cafe.

Tormisdale Croft Crafts

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Music, art and culture

Tormisdale Croft Crafts is a gem of a shop on the west coast of Islay.

Wild Islay Birding

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Wildlife and nature

Wild Islay Birding offers wildlife and birdwatching on the beautiful Hebridean island of Islay.

Bowmore Distillery

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Three Distilleries Pathway

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Lussa Gin

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Persabus Pottery and Ceramic Cafe

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Music, art and culture

Persabus Pottery and Ceramic Cafe on Islay is a fabulous place to visit. You'll find unique and vibrant ceramics for sale, pottery workshop and a cafe.

Wild Thyme Spirits

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Distilleries and breweries

Wild Thyme Spirits not only makes premium artisan spirits on the remote Hebridean island of Colonsay, but also runs a Gin Lover’s Retreat from their island HQ.

Achamore Gardens

Kintyre and Gigha

Gardens

The island of Gigha is home to the beautiful Achamore Gardens., which has 50 acres of natural woodlands and many rare plants and trees,

Active Kintyre

Kintyre and Gigha

Adventure

Active Kintyre will help you have an active, create and unforgettable holiday in Kintyre.

An Ceardach Garden

Kintyre and Gigha

Gardens

Discover this beautiful garden near Campbeltown where five acres of rough grazing and hazel wood has been transformed into a beautiful garden.

Beinn Ghuilean

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Caledonia Way

Kintyre and Gigha

Cycling and mountain biking

The Caledonia Way, National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network, runs from Campbeltown to Inverness.

Campbeltown Heritage Centre

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

Find out more about Campbeltown at this wonderful heritage centre.

Campbeltown Picture House

Kintyre and Gigha

Music, art and culture

Grade-A listed building is unique, with a Glasgow school art nouveau exterior and an equally impressive and unusual ‘atmospheric style’ interior.

Carradale Bay

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Carradale Bay is a stunning big sandy south-facing beach.

Carnasserie Castle

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

This magnificent ruined castle is the former home of the first Protestant Bishop of the Isles.

Machrihanish Dunes

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

The award-winning Machrihanish Dunes shares breathtaking views and a majestic dunescape.

Machrihanish Golf Course

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Machrihanish Golf Course near Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula is a classic Scottish links course.

The Mull of Kintyre

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

The Mull of Kintyre is the southwestern-most tip of the Kintyre Peninsula, immortalised by the 1977 hit song "Mull of Kintyre" by Paul McCartney's band of the time, Wings.

Pete’s Surf School

Kintyre and Gigha

Watersports and diving

Learn to surf on the beautiful Westport Beach on the Kintyre Peninsula with Pete's Surf School & Hire.

Davaar Island

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

One of Campbeltown’s hidden gems, Davaar Island, lies at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch.

Dunaverty Castle

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

The ruined Dunaverty Castle is located at Southend at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll.

Dunaverty Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Dunaverty Golf Club is situated by the village of Southend in a glorious setting on the south coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Gigha Boats Activity Centre

Kintyre and Gigha

Watersports and diving

Experience the beautiful island of Gigha by bike or by water with Gigha Boats Activity Centre.

Glen Scotia Distillery

Kintyre and Gigha

Distilleries and breweries

Glen Scotia is one of the last three working distilleries surviving in Campbeltown, which at one time rivalled Speyside for the number of distilleries and output of whisky.

Keil Caves

Kintyre and Gigha

Landmarks and attractions

At the southern end of Kintyre, close to Southend, you can explore a number of fascinating historic sites.

Isle of Gigha Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

This is a delightful nine-hole golf course on the picturesque island of Gigha.

Kintyre Way

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Walk the beautiful and unexplored wild Atlantic coast of the Kintyre peninsula with the Kintyre Way.

Largiebaan Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve

Kintyre and Gigha

Wildlife and nature

Largiebaan covers some 1,600 hectares on the west coast of south Kintyre.

Skipness Castle and Walk

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Skipness Castle stands on the east side of the Kintyre Peninsula near the village of Skipness.

Tarbert Castle and Walks

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Tarbert Castle is a scheduled monument of national importance because of the major role which Robert the Bruce King of Scotland played in its reinforcement and enlargement in 1325.

Tarbert Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Tarbert Golf Club sits at the top of West Loch Fyne on the Kintyre Peninsula. This hilly woodlandcourse has spectacular views over west Loch Tarbert. The nine-hole course has a good mix of par four and par three holes, each with their own character. Visitors are very welcome.

Saddell Bay, Castle and Abbey

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Saddell has a small abbey with a fascinating exhibition of old carved stones, a lovely walk to Saddell Castle and onto Saddle Bay, the stunning sweep of sand and rocks, as featured in the video for Mull Of Kintyre.

Kintyre & Gigha Food Trail

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Go on a gastronomical journey through Kintyre and Gigha.

Walk Gigha

Kintyre and Gigha

Walking and climbing

Beautiful views in every direction, beaches, wildlife and history - the Isle of Gigha has all this to offer and more.

Westport Beach

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Westport Beach is one of the finest beaches on the west coast of Scotland. Stretching for over six miles to the golfing mecca of Machrihanish,

Whitehouse Studio Art Holidays

Kintyre and Gigha

Music, art and culture

The three and five day courses are based in a substantial rambling and eclectic Arts and Crafts house which is near the village of Tarbert in Kintyre.

Twin Beaches, Gigha

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Fynal Fling

Kintyre and Gigha

Tours, trips and trails

Isle of Gigha Trust

Kintyre and Gigha

Beaches and islands

Gigha Pontoons

Kintyre and Gigha

Sailing and boating

Tarbert Harbour

Kintyre and Gigha

Sailing and boating

Carradale Golf Club

Kintyre and Gigha

Golf

Kintyre Gin

Kintyre and Gigha

Distilleries and breweries

Campbeltown Museum

Kintyre and Gigha

History and heritage

Gigha Halibut

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Gigha Halibut, based on the beautiful Scottish island of Gigha, we specialise in the artisan production of sustainable Scottish Atlantic halibut.

Creelers Skipness Smokehouse

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Creelers has built a reputation since 1992 for its quality and hand crafted, small batch production. Originally set up by Tim James to compliment Creelers Restaurant started by his wife Fran in 1990 on the Isle of Arran and later in Edinburgh. Now back on the family farm at Skipness, at the top of the Kintyre peninsula, the James's have renovated the Old Castle workshop and built their new smokehouse and shop.

Beinn an Tuirc Distillery

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Kintyre Gin is a beautifully blended spirit using carefully selected botanicals which reflect our unique coastal, pasture and woodland position on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

Kintyre Preserves

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

Kintyre Preserves is a range of award winning artisan jams, marmalades and chutneys, traditionally produced from natural ingredients and free of additives.

Wee Isle Dairy

Kintyre and Gigha

Food and drink

A family-owned and run business, set up primarily to manufacture artisan ice cream. Based at Tarbert Farm on the Isle of Gigha.

Achnabreck Cup and Ring Rocks

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

A short forest walk will take you to the Achnabreck Cup and Ring Rocks, the most extensive prehistoric rock carvings in the UK.

Ardfern Yacht Centre

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

Ardfern Yacht Centre is located at the head of Loch Craignish, one of Scotland's most beautiful and sheltered sea lochs.

Argyll Adventure

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Adventure

Argyll Adventure offers ten fantastic activities, including horse riding, paintballing, laser storm, crossbows, climbing and bungee trampolines.

Arduaine Garden

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Gardens

The wonderful coastal garden of Arduaine lies 20 miles south of Oban and is an oasis of green.

Auchindrain Highland Township

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Auchindrain is the most complete surviving example of a Highland farm township.

Barnluasgan and the Knapdale Beavers

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Castle Sween

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Located on the eastern shore of Loch Sween, this imposing ruin is thought to be one of the earliest stone castles built in Scotland.

Castle Dounie Circuit

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Walking and climbing

This lovely 6.5 kilometre walk climbs high through the forest above the sea at Crinan to give stunning views.

Corrywreckan Whirlpool

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

Take a boat trip to the Gulf of Corryvreckan and its famous whirlpool – the third largest in the world!

Craignish Cruises

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Whirlpools, whales and wildlife! Join Skipper/wildlife guide, Lindsay Johnston, on board 'Venturer' for a memorable boat trip.

Crarae Garden

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Gardens

This beautiful 50-acre woodland garden in Minard near Inveraray is well worth a visit.

Crinan Canal and Crinan Wood

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Craobh Marina

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Sailing and boating

The 250-berth Craobh Marina is located on the northern shore of the Craignish peninsula just south of Oban.

Cruachan - the hollow mountain

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Cruachan Power Station lies at the heart of Ben Cruachan - one kilometre inside.

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve is a surviving remnant of raised bog and is home to dragonflies, hen harriers, curlews and other moorland and wetland species.

Dalriada Heritage Trail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

This seven-mile walk starts at Carnasserie Castle and takes you through Kilmartin Glen to the Crinan Canal.

Dunadd Fort

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Rising dramatically from Moine Mhor, the great moss, Dunadd appears as a rocky outcrop.

Dunardry Near To Nature

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

There are a number of walks at Dunardry near Crinan. The picnic spot at the start of the Dunardry trails is a great vantage point above the Crinan Canal.

Fire Tower Trails

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Cycling and mountain biking

Fire Tower Trails on the outskirts of Lochgilphead offer a fantastic mountain biking experience.

Fishinguide

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Fishing and country sports

Fishinguide specialises in tailored, guided fly fishing holidays for anglers of any level.

Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Visit the Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation at its new visitor centre at Barr an Daimh and find out about the fantastic variety of wildlife the Mid Argyll area has to offer.

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell.

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Inveraray Jail is a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction where real people portray life in a 19th-century prison.

Inveraray Golf Club

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Golf

Inveraray Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole parkland course with spectacular views over Loch Fyne and the surrounding hills.

Inverawe Fisheries & Country Park

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Fishing and country sports

Inverawe Fisheries & Country Park is a great family day out in Argyll. Learn how to fish, find out how salmon is smoked and explore the many trails and tracks.

Jenny Wren Boat Charters

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Jenny Wren is berthed in Craobh Haven Marina and can offer wildlife boat trips for 4 to 8 people.

Kayak Majik

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Kayaking and canoeing

Join a Kayak Majik trip from West Loch Shores near Tarbert.

Keills Chapel

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Keills Chapel is a small West Highland chapel housing a stunning collection of 12th-century grave slabs and early medieval sculpture.

Kilberry Stones

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

This fine collection of late-medieval sculptured stones gathered from the Kilberry estate is well worth a visit.

Kilchurn Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

This four-storey tower built in the mid-15th century must be one of Scotland's most scenic castles.

Kilmartin Glen

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

There are more than 800 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin and many of them are are prehistoric.

Kilmartin Museum

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

See the artefacts found in Kilmartin Glen then step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found.

Kilmory Knap Chapel and Beach

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

The chapel of St Mary at Kilmory Knap is on the east side of Loch Sween.

Lochgilphead Golf Club

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Golf

Set in the heart of Argyll, Lochgilphead Golf Club is an ideal stop off for golfers heading to Machrihanish from Glasgow or Oban.

St Columba's Cave

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

On the west coast of Loch Caolisport, south of Ellary, in the heart of Argyll, you'll find a ruined 12-century chapel and caves.

Argyll's iconic wildlife

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Follow this journey through Argyll to discover some of Scotland’s iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, otters and red squirrels. A

Heart of Argyll Food Trail

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

This food trail winds through some of Argyll’s most stunning landscape, taking in Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan.

St Columba Journey

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

Follow in the footsteps of St Columba, the Irish abbot and missionary who introduced Christianity to Scotland.

Sealife Adventures

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Located on the mainland near Oban, Sealife Adventures is a 4-star wildlife experience operating in a whale, dolphin, eagle and seal hotspot.

Taynish National Nature Reserve

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

The oak woodlands of Taynish are interspersed with grassland, heath, saltmarsh and shoreline to give a truly amazing variety of wildlife.

Venture West

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Tours, trips and trails

Venture West offers boat trips around the west coast of Scotland, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's based on Loch Sween overlooking the Sound of Jura - one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland.

Wild Argyll

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Wildlife and nature

Wild Argyll guides are specialists in natural history, cultural exchange, bespoke kayak trips and wildlife photography

Carnasserie Castle

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Loch Fyne Oysters

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

Loch Fyne started with one inspirational idea; to grow oysters in the clear, fertile waters of Loch Fyne . We have developed into a cluster of businesses whose success is built on an honest approach to superb quality food.

The Real Mackay Stovie Co.

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

Traditional Scottish food, all home made and famously good. Our home roasted lamb stovies are made from our own blackface lambs which are born and reared on Stronmagachan Farm, a 2400 acre hill farm in Argyll.

Fyne Ales

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

Fyne Ales is all about making great beers in a great location. Come visit and take a tour with one of our expert brewers to see how our beers are made then learn about our beers through a tutored tasting. Afterwards, sit in the courtyard and enjoy the sun with a pint of your favourite beer and a steak pie made with beef from our own herd of highland cattle.

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Distilleries and breweries

Loch Fyne Whiskies is a tiny shop in the royal borough of Inveraray, Scotland, with a huge knowledge of whisky. It's that knowledge, gained from talking with our customers over the last 22 years, that makes us different.

Fyne Preserves

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Food and drink

All handmade in Argyll, the preserves use locally sourced ingredients where possible (often from my garden in Argyll), and seasonal flavours to create an ever evolving range of taste-bud tantalising treats.

The Archives Records Office

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

The Archives (Records Office) holds and preserves the official records of Argyll and Bute Council and also the records of the organisations whose functions the Council inherited.

Carnasserie Castle (1)

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

Carnasserie Castle is a roofless ruin today, but it was once a fashionable residence incorporating many of the latest Renaissance influences. It was the home of the first Protestant Bishop of the Isles, Master John Carswell, and its design is befitting of a man of his stature.

Craignish Village Hall

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

A GREAT SPACE FOR ANY EVENT...LARGE OR SMALL... Functions, parties, exhibitions, meetings, seminars, ceilidhs, cafes, auctions, craft fairs, markets, workshops, classes, theatre, music, dancing, eating, singing, playing, painting, cooking, exercising...

Dunadd Fort (1)

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Landmarks and attractions

Dunadd Fort rises proudly from Moine Mhor – the ‘great moss’ – an expanse of bog that carpets the southern end of Kilmartin Glen. It was home to a fort 2,000 years ago, and a royal power centre of Gaelic kings in the 500s to 800s AD.

Loch Fyne Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

We are an independent gift shop & art gallery located in a bright & spacious Victorian building overlooking the working fish quay in the West Coast fishing village of Tarbert. We concentrate on offering our customers a personal shopping experience with a wide selection of high quality goods at great value prices. Come in and enjoy some time browsing our selection of gifts, art prints, books, jewellery, toiletries, stationery & greetings cards to find the perfect memory of your visit to Argyll & Kintyre, or a beautifully wrapped gift for someone special.

Arthur Ker

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

I am a landscape artist working in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Trained at Glasgow School of Art, I worked for many years as an Art and Design lecturer in further and higher education. I am a member of an artists collective, Artmap Argyll, and take part in their Open Studios event in late August as well as exhibiting in commercial galleries and national exhibitions like the PAI and RSW. My work has been focused mainly on the west coast of Scotland but in recent years I have also produced collections from sketches made on visits to Australia and the island of Hoy on Orkney. Paintings range in price from £150 - £1000 depending on size. I also offer prints £18 - £30 and cards £2.50

Bole the Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Bole displays work by Award winning wood artist Richard Kennedy and other Argyll based artists.

Colin Woolf Fine Art

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Colin Woolf is one of the leading wildlife artists in the UK. his exclusive oil paintings capture the majestic beauty and atmosphere that Britain has to offer

Starfish Restaurant and Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, we specialise in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish, prepared with simplicity and care - served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Stuart Herd

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Stuart Herd is inspired by the varied and dramatically changing landscape of his country – Scotland. He was born in Scotland in 1971, and after growing up in England and briefly attending Amersham College of Art he started a career in photography in the South East whilst regularly travelling north to Scotland to explore and capture the landscapes.

The Archway Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

The Archway is an art gallery, gift shop, picture framing service and art supply shop.

Whitehouse Studio Art Holidays

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Residential Courses in art & design run by artist and designer Karen Beauchamp at her eclectic arts and crafts studio on the west coast of Argyll

Tarbert Life

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

History and heritage

Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust are now occupying the vacated VisitScotland premises on Harbour Street, Tarbert and are busy establishing a Heritage Display and Local Information Point known as Tarbert Life. The Heritage Display will celebrate not only the rich history of the Harbour, the Fishing Industry and the Castle but the life of the village itself. The What’s On area concentrates on what local facilities, organisations, businesses and activities are available.

Dochas Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

The Gallery was the result of a huge rise of community generosity towards the Dochas Fund’s hope to create a centre where carers of all conditions can be given support, information and guidance to help them and the person they care for.

Hazel Made It

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

I am an artisan felter, designer maker. Home is in Argyll, Scotland on a small peninsula approx 2.5 hours west of Glasgow. Living on the coast in the lower highlands, my daily view is one of sea, hill, heather, fern, highland cattle, bracken, sheep, sky and sunset

Jane Walker Studio

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

I am an artist who works in both dimensions - 2D & 3D. 2D is practiced in the studio at home. Sculptural 3D forms are created outdoors in a garden setting (or in a public space). The studio is awash with drawing, painting, digital prints, acrylic, pastel & mixed media work. The garden is often filled with willow (or wire) sculpture. I also tutor/mentor individuals & art groups locally.

Susannah Macmillan Keills Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

My artistic practice is informed by deep research into place achieved by living and working in the same environment. I am inspired by the wildness, heritage and sense of place from my home on the Keills Peninsula and West Coast of Scotland.

Lesley Burr

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Artist making symbolic landscape paintings. Recently selected as 2019 Friends of SPRI / One Oceans Expedition artists in the Arctic Programme

Loch Visions

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Philip (founder of Loch Visions and your guide) has over a decade of experience in doing and teaching wildlife photography in the locations he is taking you to. When he is running workshops he does not take photographs so all his attention and experience is focused on you having a fantastic wildlife encounter and learning lots of great wildlife photography techniques.

The Harbour Gallery

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Situated on Harbour St in the West coast fishing village of Tarbert, Argyll. tarbert is also where Stuart Herd has his studio.

Kelpies Maquettes

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

The Kelpies canter to Crinan! Scale models of The Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures are being much admired from their current home at Ardrishaig on the Crinan Canal as part of Wander Argyll. They are situated next to The Steamer Terminal at Ardrishaig Harbour, a brand new tourism hub and café located on the edge of the Crinan Canal. Pop along and see them soon.

Louise Oppenheimer

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

I make hand woven tapestries and run short workshops for those keen to learn simple techniques in hand weaving. Visitors are more than welcome to have a look where they will find work in progress along with many finished hangings, framed tapestries, drawings, prints and cards.

Love Dove Studio

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Our studio/gallery in Colchester Square, Lochgilphead, Argyll features paintings by Gill and George Stewart as well as flower creations by Gill.

Margaret Ker

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

My work includes painting; printmaking; silver jewellery & mosaics. I also create site specific work in the landscape with a particular interest in labyrinths. I regularly work to commission.

Past Tracks

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Past-Tracks is a small company based in Tayvallich offering walking instruction. From 2020, Past-Tracks will be offering heritage walking tours.

Selkie Crafts

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

Stunning Accessories to wear with confidence & integrity. Bespoke designs hand crafted in the breathtaking Scottish countryside. Even the beautiful gift boxes are carefully designed & hand crafted in house. Everyone expresses their own personal style through fashion. We want women to feel confident wearing our lovely items that express their unique style with beautifully crafted, stunning pieces. Hand crafted is special. Buying handmade supports real people & local businesses. We pride ourselves in working ethically & with an Eco concience.

Sound of Jura Seaweeds

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

For twenty years I have been snorkelling and swimming in the beautiful Sound of Jura. Fascinated by the realm of seaweed beneath me I see it as secret and unexpected treasure – underwater kelp forests and sea meadows gracefully riding the ebb and flow of the tides and currents. Diving for eye-catching specimens, I then collage, arrange and press them into artwork to capture their exquisite colour and diverse and extraordinary forms.

Susan Berry Paintings

Inveraray, Knapdale, Kilmartin and Crinan

Music, art and culture

I have been painting the wildlife and landscapes of Argyll for over 30 years. Visitors are welcome to my studio and gallery to see recent paintings and prints.

Ardardan Estate and Ardmore Point

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

Ardardan Estate features a farm shop, garden nursery and tearoom, all set in a restored walled garden on the banks of the River Clyde.

Ardgartan Forest Walks and Trails

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

Ardgartan is part of the Argyll Forest Park. Enjoy short strolls through woodland along by the Croe Water or pick up the network of forest tracks.

Argyll Forest Park

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Wildlife and nature

Stretching from the Holy Loch, an inlet of the Firth of Clyde, to the jagged peaks of the Arrochar Alps, Argyll Forest Park is a great place to walk and cycle.

Arrochar Alps and The Cobbler

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

The Arrochar Alps is by far the most spectacular mountain range in the southern Highlands.

Balloch Castle Country Park

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Wildlife and nature

Balloch Castle Country Park sits on the southeast shores of Loch Lomond, and offers lovely walking and great play parks for kids.

Cardross Golf Club

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Golf

Cardross is an 18-hole, undulating parkland course with lovely views of the river Clyde.

Carrick Golf Course

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Golf

Carrick Golf Course on Loch Lomond, Argyll, is the 71-par course designed by the acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick.

Clyde Sea Lochs Trail

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Tours, trips and trails

The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail is a fabulous route linking a necklace of coastal communities fringing the south western edge of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Maid of the Loch & the Balloch Steam Slipway

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Sailing and boating

Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, is a fantastic visitor attraction.

Duchess Wood

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Wildlife and nature

Set within the greenbelt of Helensburgh, Duchess Wood is a rich and diverse woodland with a variety of different plant and animal species.

Firkin Point Picnic Area and Walk

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

Firkin Point can be found on the west bank of Loch Lomond about halfway between Inverbeg and Tarbet.

Geilston Garden

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Gardens

Geilston Garden must be one of the National Trust For Scotland's most enchanting gardens.

Glenarn

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Gardens

Gouk Hill Muir Viewpoint on the John Muir Way

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

From Gouk Hill Muir Viewpoint you have the most wonderful views over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.

Helensburgh Golf Club

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Golf

With excellent greens and an overall superb course receiving much acclaim from visitors, this is one of the best moorland courses in the west of Scotland.

Hill House

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Landmarks and attractions

High on a hill, overlooking the River Clyde, sits the Hill House – what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

John Muir Way

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

The John Muir Way, which opened in 2014, is a fabulous long-distance route running through central Scotland and linking Helensburgh in Argyll in the west to Dunbar in the east.

Loch Lomond Islands

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Beaches and islands

Loch Lomond is home to 37 very bonnie islands and islets.

Loch Lomond Golf Club

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Golf

Ranked as one of the top golf courses in the world, The Loch Lomond Golf Club is located near Luss on the shore of Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Family activities

Loch Lomond Shores is a stunning visitor destination on the edge of Loch Lomond in Balloch.

Linn Botanic Gardens

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Gardens

The Linn Botanic Garden is a horticultural treasure trove, situated at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath Peninsula.

Three Lochs Way

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Walking and climbing

The Three Lochs Way, described as the ‘walking gateway to Argyll and the Isles’, is a stunning journey through southern Argyll linking Loch Lomond, Gare Loch and Loch Long in four stages.

Ten Argyll natural beauty spots

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Tours, trips and trails

Follow this journey to discover ten of Argyll’s natural beauty spots, from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the wild beauty of Staffa.

Rosneath Peninsula West Coast Heritage Trail

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

History and heritage

This fantastic trail celebrates Rosneath Peninsula’s remarkable Victorian heritage, highlighting the architecture of Cove and Kilcreggan.

West Loch Lomond Cycle Route

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Cycling and mountain biking

The West Loch Lomond Cycle Route starts next to Balloch Railway Station at the south of Loch Lomond and runs north along the loch for 27km to Tarbet, where you can catch another train back to Glasgow.

Waverley Paddle Steamer

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Landmarks and attractions

Step aboard the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer in the world for a day, afternoon or evening cruise.

Scottish Submarine Centre Helensburgh

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Landmarks and attractions

Visit the Scottish Submarine Centre in Helensburgh, Scotland's only submarine museum and education centre.

Helensburgh Heroes Centre

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

History and heritage

The Helensburgh Heroes Centre on Sinclair Street in Helensburgh is a fantastic Argyll visitor attraction, offering an exhibition space, 50s-style cafe and visitor centre.

Tower Digital Arts Centre

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Music, art and culture

A fabulous historic building offering live music and performances, cinema, exhibitions, digital education and more.

Home Ground Coffee

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Food and drink

Home Ground Coffee Ltd is a family-run coffee roasters based in Cardross in the West Coast of Scotland. We offer specially selected single-origin coffees and carefully balanced blends, freshly roasted to order by Alastair, our roast master.

Auchentullich Farm Shop

Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Food and drink

Auchentullich farm shop is a small traditional dairy farm that has been farming for 5 generations in Loch Lomond and the National Park, situated on the A82.

Ardencraig Gardens and Aviary

Bute

Gardens

Ardencraig Gardens is a lovely walled garden in Rothesay on Bute that bursts with colour in the summer.

Bird Hides at Loch Fad and Loch Quien

Bute

Wildlife and nature

Loch Fad is a large freshwater loch and a great place for bird watching.

Bute Forest

Bute

Wildlife and nature

Community-owned Rhubodach Forest is an area of ancient woodland, commercial forest, moorland and coast on the Isle of Bute.

Bute Golf Course

Bute

Golf

Bute Golf Club’s unique nine-hole Kingarth course is a hidden gem.

Bute Museum

Bute

Landmarks and attractions

Explore the natural and historical heritage of the Isle of Bute at the Bute Museum.

Mount Stuart

Bute

Landmarks and attractions

Dunagoil Vitrified Fort

Bute

Landmarks and attractions

Dunagoil is an Iron-Age fort perched high on a volcanic cliff at the southern end of Bute. It occupies a commanding position, with clear views of the seaways around Bute.

Ettrick Bay

Bute

Beaches and islands

Ettrick Bay, Bute’s finest and most accessible beach, sits at the north of the island.

Port Bannatyne Golf Club

Bute

Golf

Port Bannatyne Golf Club is unique in having 13 holes, with the first five holes being played again before a separate 18th.

Port Bannatyne Marina

Bute

Sailing and boating

Port Bannatyne Marina is a 105-berth marina that sits at the entrance to the Kyles of Bute just three miles north-west of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.

Isle of Bute Discovery Centre

Bute

Family activities

The award-winning Discovery Centre, located in Rothesay's famous 1924 Winter Gardens, houses Bute's visitor information.

Rothesay Golf Club

Bute

Golf

The course, designed by Ben Sayers and James Braid, is one of Scotland's most scenic island courses with beautiful views over the Clyde, the Cowal Hills, Lochs Ridden and Striven, the Mull of Kintyre, the Isle of Arran and the Ayrshire Hills.

Rothesay Castle

Bute

Landmarks and attractions

Rothesay Castle on the Isle of Bute had a long association with the Stewart dynasty. The castle dates back to the early 13th century and is remarkably well preserved in spite of its age.

Rothesay's Victorian Toilets

Bute

Landmarks and attractions

Make sure you visit the Victorian toilets in Rothesay when you’re on Bute.

Scalpsie Bay

Bute

Beaches and islands

Scalpsie Bay on Bute's west coast is a beautiful, secluded stretch of reddish sand.

St Blane's Church

Bute

History and heritage

The ruins of St Blane's, a 12th-century Romanesque chapel, are remarkably well preserved and well worth a visit when on the Isle of Bute.

St Ninian's Bay and Chapel

Bute

Beaches and islands

St Ninian’s Bay (also called The Straad) is a beautiful small bay on the west coast of Bute with a natural anchorage.

Ten Argyll archaeological sites

Bute

History and heritage

Delve deeper and follow this journey that connects ten fascinating archaeological sites.

Argyll’s real ale trail

Bute

Distilleries and breweries

In Argyll and The Isles you’re never far from a good local beer! There’s a fantastic variety of beer and ale being produced by craft breweries. Why not follow this real ale trail to discover Argyll’s best beers for yourself? Find out more about the art of brewing beer with behind-the-scenes tours and sample a tipple or two.

Bute Food Journey

Bute

Food and drink

Enjoy a gastronomical journey around Bute, an island renowned for its beef and delicious cheese.

West Island Way

Bute

Walking and climbing

The 25-mile West Island Way runs the length of the beautiful island of Bute in Argyll.

Wild Bute Walks, Talks and Tours

Bute

Walking and climbing

Discover Bute's fascinating history and stunning wildlife with a Wild Bute guided walk, talk and tour.

Oban day out

Cowal Peninsula

Walking and climbing

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About Argyll Walking

Cowal Peninsula

Walking and climbing

Enjoy high-quality, personal walking holidays and hiking tours in beautiful but undiscovered parts of Argyll and The Isles and beyond.

Walkers Home & Garden Centre

Cowal Peninsula

Food and drink

Family run home and garden centre established in Dunoon for over 30 years including fully licenced restaurant serving breakfast, lunches and meals, snacks, fresh ground coffee and delicious home baking.

Cowal Golf Club

Cowal Peninsula

Golf

Campbeltown Christmas Market

Kintyre and Gigha

Campbeltown Christmas Lights Switch On

Kintyre and Gigha

Tarbert Book Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

Scottish Comedy Film Festival

Kintyre and Gigha

Kames Christmas Producers' Market

Dunoon and Cowal

Dunoon Dazzles

Dunoon and Cowal

Oban Winter Festival

Oban and Lorn

Coll & The Cosmos Autumn

Coll and Tiree

Coll & The Cosmos is a stargazing weekend break on the Isle of Coll which makes the most of the island's incredible dark sky.

DigiFest Dunoon

Dunoon and Cowal

Oban Hogmanay Ceilidh 2019

Oban and Lorn

Oban Hogmanay Ceilidh on Tuesday 31st December between 9pm till 1am